Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 22633686
Bioorg. Med. Chem. Lett. 2012 Jul;22(13):4428-30
Pyrene-deoxynucleoside triphosphates (dPTPs), varying by the positioning of the aromatic system, were synthesized. Their ability to function as substrates for the Klenow fragment of Escherichia coli DNA polymerase I and the TdT polymerase was assessed. The dPTPs are all equally well tolerated by the Klenow fragment, and lead to elongation of up to 5 extra nucleotides of a ssDNA primer in a TdT-mediated reaction. The tailing efficiency of the dPTPs compares favorably to other less drastically modified dNTPs.